Guwahati, February 20, 2020:
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured the people of Arunachal Pradesh that the government is committed to protecting the culture and heritage of the state and that the Article 371 is intact and will not be removed.
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He during his visit to Arunachal Pradesh for Statehood Day, he said that Article 371 has no connection to the abrogation of article 370.
The Home Minister further inaugurated the Arunachal Pradesh Industrial & Investment policy and launched several projects at IG Park in Itanagar.
Shah said that Arunachal Pradesh is the only place where people greet each other by saying Jai Hind and this visible patriotism is an inspiration for all of us. He congratulated the state on completion of 33 years of statehood and stated that the Industrial and Investment Policy 2020 is a welcome move that will enable the state to contribute to the nation’s dream of being a 5 trillion economy.
He further appreciated the North-eastern Culture and heritage and said that the country’s development is incomplete without the development of the North-east while stating that the development of the region is the responsibility of the entire country. He assured that the protection of the culture of the tribes is the responsibility of the government and the central government is committed to this ideal.
He mentioned that before 2014, the region was only linked to India in geography, but now, the region is connected to the country by heart and emotion with the 27 tribes and 130 sub-tribes of the state having a special position in the connect.
He quelled all rumors that Article 371 will be removed while stating that 370 and 371 had no connection with each other and assured that the special provisions will remain.
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